ERIC Number: ED220463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Studies in Curriculum Decision Making. Symposium Series/13.
Leithwood, Kenneth A., Ed.; And Others
A conceptual framework for planned educational change is presented in this book. The three studies outlined in part I examine how curriculum decisions are made by teachers and factors that seem to influence this decision making. An attempt is also made to discover explanations for the character of this decision making, through the use of several different conceptual perspectives. Four chapters in part II investigate the nature of actions taken by persons in four different roles--principal, consultant, area superintendent, and university professor--to assist the teacher in improving the curriculum decision-making process. Two chapters focus on commercially produced materials such as textbooks and official curriculum guidelines produced by the Ministry of Education. The seven chapters in part III provide further guidelines for improving curriculum decision making. Individual chapters in this part explain concepts associated with recent approaches toward planned educational change. (JD)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Program Implementation, Teacher Role
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S lV6 ($18.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Note: For related documents, see SP 020 890-892.